I moved out of my old apartment about a month ago and finally my ex-apartment manager got around to sending me my deposit check. So it took a little while, but I was happy to finally get it - that is until I opened it.
Of my original $500 deposit, I received a check for $155. What a joke! I kept this apartment in immaculate condition and certainly expected a full refund. Instead, my manager charged me for the apartment and carpet cleaning! That's $240 and definitely an expense that shouldn't be borne by an ex-tenant.
To add insult to injury, the check I got wasn't even signed. So, since I have to send it back anyway, I'm sending a nasty little letter contesting the deductions also. I wanted to pull the apartment owner in on this too so I figured I'd send a copy to him. Unfortunately, the owner works very hard and staying hidden from his tenants (wonder why). Not a problem though as I found the owner's address through my count assessor's office with ease.
I'm interested to see how much they'll give me back. I certainly hope, for their sake, the refund all $395 (I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt on the othe $105). One thing I can't stand is when people nickel and dime you or try to take advantage of honest people. I'd never run my business like that since all it ever does is embitter your ex-clients and turns everyone against you eventually.
So it seems that the manager of Parkwood Terrace apartments, Ash Laing, is what I like to call an asshole. I'll certainly work to turn everyone off to Parkwood Terrace and I'll see how many apartment guides I'll be able to sully their name in. Don't screw with people is a good philosophy to do business by. Too bad this bastard doesn't know that.